Choosing
Residential Roofing Shingles

When it comes to residential roofing shingles, you have plenty of options. In fact, you may have so many options that you are not sure which types of shingles or materials you should purchase. This is one of the reasons you need to have qualified residential roofing contractors working for you. These professionals have an expert opinion that can be valuable to you. One of the biggest mistakes people make is selecting the least affordable option. The lower price tag is nice, but this will lead to early replacement or more repairs along the way. It may also lead to problems with energy usage.

Instead of making that mistake, choose a product that can provide you with the best overall function. Here are just a few of the options you have.

  • Composition shingles are an affordable option, but choose a higher quality version made with fiberglass or from asphalt for the better level of durability. You have dozens of styles and color choices to choose from.

  • Wood shakes are another option. These add lots of character to your home and, they can be very unique. This product needs more maintenance than others do, which means you may need to climb up every year to treat them.

  • Clay roofing tile is another popular choice especially in Spanish or Italian style homes. It offers a long life, does not burn, does not rot and cannot be damaged by insects, but it is heavy and requires additional support.

  • Slate is becoming more popular in upscale homes. It is natural looking and has a long lifespan and low maintenance. It, too, can be very heavy.

  • Concrete tile is a newer version that is lighter in weight and has a long lifespan but is more expensive.

  • Metal is another new trend due to its ability to reflect the sun and therefore reduce energy needs.

As you can see, there are a variety of materials on the market. Which is for you?

Determine Foundation

If you plan to go with one of the heavier materials for your roof, determine if your home’s structure can handle the additional weight, or what steps you will need to take to allow for this to happen. This can be an expensive project if not.

Consider Multiple Options

With the aid of residential roofing contractors, in the Dallas and Fort Worth area, you can get an expert opinion of what is right for your home. Residential roofing shingles should be something you enjoy looking at, too.

Great American Roofing

99 Trophy Club Drive
Trophy Club, Texas 76262
817-307-2899

Our primary service area includes:
Dallas , Ft Worth and Denton

We also serve most areas within 75 miles of DFW, including:
Keller, Southlake, Keller, Trophy Club, Grapevine, Roanoke, North Richland Hills, Colleyville, Hurst, Euless, Bedford, and Corinth


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